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Early Childhood Development Risks

Risks for adverse child development outcomes include a range of biolological risks ( nutrition related, infectious diseases, environmental risks), and psychosocial risks (parenting factors, contextual risk factors such as maternal depression and exposure to violence). These coupled with poverty and associated social factors, prevent over 200 million children in the developing countries from attaining their developmental potential. In reality, these risks often co-occur, exposing children to the effects of cumulative risk factors. These affect children’s cognitive abilities, social-emotional competence and sensori- motor development, all of which in turn have consequences for children’s school readiness as well as on school performance. Featured below are publications focussing on the risks for adverse child development outcomes.

Wachs, T.D., Black, M.M., and Engle. P.L. (2009). Maternal Depression: A Global Threat to Children’s Health, Development, and Behavior and to Human Rights. Child Development Perspectives, 3.1: 51-59. doi:... Read More

This World Bank Publication titled ‘No Small Matter: The Impact of Poverty, Shocks, and Human Capital Investments in Early Childhood Development’, edited by Dr. Harold Alderman... Read More

Hamadani, J.D., Tofail, F., Hilaly, A., Huda, S.N., Engle, P.L., and Grantham-McGregor, S.M. (2010). , Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 28.1: 23-33. Retrived from... Read More

Mehta, M.A., Golembo, N.I., Nosarti, C., Colvert, E., Mota, A., Williams, S.C.R., Rutter, M., and Sonuga-Barke, E.J.S. (2009)., 50(8), 943–951. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02084.x 
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